Embracing the grind: 10 things the Utes must do to be successful this time around in the Pac-12

Published: Friday, Sept. 27 2013 12:14 p.m. MDT

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The Utah defense has struggled to force turnovers this season, and the lack of the big play on the defensive side of the ball was one of the primary contributors to Utah’s loss against Oregon State. That is especially true in the secondary, where the Utes have only one interception in four games.

If Utah is to make any kind of move in the Pac-12 this season, the Utes need to hang on to interceptions, force fumbles and make big plays on the defensive side of the ball.
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Las Vegas, NV

Nice article. Dan, you are the man.

Go Utes!!!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Great info and breakdown by Dan. I love the Ute articles, keep'em coming DNews!

West Point , UT

Good luck in the PAC Utes. Going to be tough sledding from here on out. Btw Oregon State barely beat SDSU also, and the Aztecs gave up way less offense to Mannion and company. Utes have to tighten things up defensively, because they're headed straight into a firestorm of offensively potent opponents. While I'm a BYU fan I still cheer for the utes in their conference...lock down the defense and get it done. Bring some hardware home to the great state of Utah.

The Middle Of, UT

Let's dispense with the sportswriter fluff (they just try and sound intelligent) and cut to the quick: Score more points than your opponent.

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